Lori Brungard (she, her) is a movement artist, educator and writer. She has received numerous grants for her creative work, which encompasses dance, film, and installation. Most recently she received a Creative Engagement Grant from the Lower Manhattan Culture Council in support of The Global Warming Dunking Booth, an interactive performance installation. She presented Qualia, a contemporary update on a postmodern task-based movement score using SMS prompts, at the Movement and Computing Conference at Arizona State University in 2019. She holds an MFA in Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice from the City College of New York.
Since 2008, Lori has been teaching undergraduate as well as graduate courses on subjects ranging from Dance History to Screendance to Yoga, in the Hunter College Dance Department. In addition, she is now teaching at Sarah Lawrence College, and has previously taught at Queens College. Lori received her BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase, where she studied Dance History with notable author/scholars such as Sally Banes, Joan Acocella, David Vaughan, and Wendy Perron. She recently assisted with citations for Perron’s book, The Grand Union, and has written for Dance Magazine.
In her early career, she performed with various choreographers, including Wendy Perron, Merián Soto, Victoria Marks, Mark Taylor and Dance Alloy repertory choreographers such as David Rousseve, Eiko & Koma, and Ann Carlson, contributing to the work creatively, usually through improvisational practices.
Lori is an Authorized Level 2 Ashtanga Yoga teacher, and has designed the curriculum for a 200 hour teacher training course, Ashtanga Sadhana. She teaches daily Mysore style Ashtanga classes at Pure Yoga West.
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